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International writers to visit Coast schools


Mahtab Narsimhan

Students in Sunshine Coast elementary schools will meet two award-winning Canadian writers over the next two weeks.

Mahtab Narsimhan will be visiting Langdale, Cedar Grove and Roberts Creek Elementary Schools and students from the SPIDER program on May 10 and 11. Mahtab Narsimhan is the author of seven books for children that explore the themes of world cultures and diversity.

Margriet Ruurs will meet with students at Davis Bay, Kinnikinnick, West Sechelt, Halfmoon Bay and Madeira Park Elementary Schools the following week. Margriet Ruurs is also the author of several books for children. Her latest book, “Stepping Stones”, was inspired by the stone artwork of Syrian artist Nizar Ali Badr.

The Sechelt Public Library will present a public reading with Margriet Ruurs on May 15, 6:30-7:30pm. Register in advance at 604-885-3260.

Margriet Ruurs will also be running a workshop for aspiring writers of books for children on May 17 6-8pm. Please contact Jane Davidson at 604-885-9631 or for more information about the
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